SlowLower Get Up and Goers team members from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and Conference Services gather at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes for a Walk This Weigh kickoff meeting.

Walk This Weigh

550 University faculty, staff walking to improve health

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12:40 p.m., April 1, 2013--More than 550 University of Delaware faculty and staff members representing 137 different departments and units are currently participating in the Walk This Weigh spring wellness campaign sponsored by the HealthyU employee wellness program.

The eight-week campaign opened March 11 and continues through May 5, offering weekly individual and group activities.

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The goal of the campaign is to encourage employees to incorporate walking during their work day and to focus on attaining or maintaining a healthy weight, both of which enhance overall health and quality of life.

All participants are equipped with pedometers and activity logs to track their daily steps and teams of at least 10 members received a scale for their office for weekly weigh-ins.

The program boasts 32 teams with creative names like the Red-Hot Chili Steppers, the Pedominators and the Bluehengineers, and nearly 13.3 million steps were reported in the first week of the program.

Visit HealthyU or call 831-8388 for information about upcoming wellness programs. Employees have until June 30 to use the current Wellness Dollars.

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